Bringing together research and practice: language teaching, language learning and teacher training in Portuguese and Spanish
Abstr. due: 02.06.2017
Dates: 02.11.17 — 03.11.17
Area Of Sciences: Humanities;
Organizing comittee e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizers: Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa (FLUL)
Current globalization trends demand innovative approaches to language teaching, language learning and teacher training in both L1 and L2. Within this context, educators ought to address the critical need for language skills in our interconnected world. This conference is intended to provide a joint platform for discussion and exchange of research results on issues and challenges related to language teaching, language learning and teacher training in Portuguese and Spanish, in an effort to strengthen connections between L1 and L2, to promote interactions between researchers and practitioners with different backgrounds and experiences, and to increase cooperation between the two languages in the field of educational linguistics. Our aim is to bring together academics, teachers and researchers from across the globe, to discuss and debate about theories, methodologies and best practices.
Bringing together research and practice, an international conference hosted by the Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa (CLUL) and the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa (FLUL), will take place in Lisbon, at the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon, on November 2-3, 2017.
For this first edition, the conference will be organized around the theme Oracy Challenges in L1 and L2. Oracy, a term for ability in speech production and listening comprehension, understood as a key dimension of language learning and instruction, is as important as literacy across the curriculum and over the lifespan of individuals. However, it is not yet considered a priority for many of the educational systems. Accordingly, we would like to emphasize the role of oracy education, both in first and foreign language contexts, and to promote the need for more research on the development of spoken language skills in all levels of education, as well as for deepening teachers' content and pedagogical knowledge in oracy. Nonetheless, the submission of papers on other topics related to language teaching, language learning and teacher training in Portuguese and Spanish is welcome, as well as papers on interdisciplinary research collaboration.
It is envisaged that selected papers will be published in a special issue of an international journal.
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